Mazda Repair Questions? Ask Mechanics for Answers ASAP
Hello, I'm Brandon - Mazda tech.
The control arm and the bushing is bad. You will need to change that to reduce the noise. It is also dangerous to drive the car with a bad control arm.
The whole control arm can be disconnected.
The part and labor will be around $400.
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If the sway bar is torn that will need to be changed. Did they use a pry bar to check out the control arm. This is the most important part of the suspension.
Both sway bar bushing and struts can make the same noise over bumps.
I would recommend to ask another shop and tell them to check the control arm. This is the most important part and it is safety hazard if it break.
The sway bar bushing and struts are less important and it won't leave you in the middle of the road.
Therefore change the sway bar bushing since it is torn and also ask him to inspect the control arm carefully.
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Are you in new york city?
I know a good shop in Sunset park Brooklyn near fort hamilton pkwy. Let me get the name for you.
925 61st StBrooklyn, NY 11219
b/t Fort Hamilton Pky & 9th Ave Dyker Heights, Borough Park
NEW HOPE automotive
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4115 Northern BlvdLong Island City, NY 11101
The New Hope shop - they work on many import car also Mazda.
Only go to a shop that work on only import Japanese vehicle.
new hope does specialized on mazda.
No, it won't make a different if you went to Mazda or Non-mazda shop because the shop will buy the parts from Mazda dealer anyway.
Actually you could get much better deal from a non mazda shop.
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